Video from August 2009, Finland – Masters Track & Field World Championships. Filmed in the street. Simply trying to capture the essence of what slow and steady can look like from a seed to ten years later.
One of the best revelations jeff noel ever told us:
The long way is the shortcut.
We all are faced with decisions.
Some are daily. Some weekly. Some monthly. Some annually.
Some only come once in a lifetime.
And these decisions never go away. There is no place to hide.
Good thing if you ask me. Who would want to hide? It’s so exciting, to have the privilege of living.
What are some of the once-in-a-lifetime decisions you’ve made that have made all the difference for you?
Turning 51 next week which is cause for reflection…
And yesterday I stumbled upon this You Tube video from last year’s Master’s Track & Field World Championships, which were held in Lahti, Finland.
Plenty of reasons to NOT celebrate midlife, right? Well, here, you’ll only find reasons TO celebrate. Plus, a funky and mesmerizing Suomi (Finland) groove.
Somewhere past the Georgia – Florida border, at 32K feet on a Delta flight, less than an hour from Orlando and home.
I was so crazy tired this morning while sitting at the Helsinki airport, it was challenging to stay awake to type, let alone think clearly.
Got a few hours sleep on the Copenhagen to Atlanta leg – a nine hour flight. Saw icebergs for the first time ever, as well as seeing Iceland for the first time.
The point to be made below in this morning’s unfinished post:
Everyone goes through some sort of mid-life feeling. The length, depth, theme, intensity, and outcomes are unique and individual.
It was refreshing, if I can use that term loosely, to hear that my new Finnish friends knew exactly what I was talking about when I described Mid Life Celebration.
Chalk up another key learning to this week’s experiences:
— Walt Disney “It’s a Small World After All”.
PS. And the point is that mid life, if we refocus, helps us see things we know to be true, but got too busy with life to remember. Like our health. Like what Walt Disney said…
jeff noel, Lane 8, & Led Zeppelin.
What do they have in common?
They are in Lahti, Finland.
You Tube video to prove it: jeff noel midlife
Hey, what can I say? I’m a serious person, but not all the time.
Carpe diem, jeff noel, Lane 8 & Led Zeppelin (my all-time fav band). 🙂
Mid Life in Finland?
Yes. Arrived yesterday.
Woke at 5AM local time, after a good eight hours of restful sleep.
Today is a brand new day. Of course, being at the Master’s World Championships is a huge jolt to my mid-life psychological stimulation.
I mean, who would have every thought? Me. World Championships?
What I try to do, and what I have already done, is stay motivated to live a Mid Life Celebration, so my wife and young son can see that Mid-Life is a blessing to be looked forward to.
Not some curse of mid-life crisis.
Make it a GREAT day, because if you don’t, who will? If not today, when?
Carpe diem, from Lahti, Finland. jeff noel 🙂